Warrior News

September at NCA

Welcome to our first full month of school!

Hello wonderful NCA families! Welcome to our new NCA monthly newsletter. Please read below for all relevant information for the month of September.
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Welcome to our new teachers and staff!

Ashley Gross - Middle School Math teacher

Chris Kuhn - Instrumental Music, Worship, and Bible teacher

Mary Demoff - Elementary Bible teacher

Sandra Villamizar - Kindergarten teacher's aide

Alyssa Senczyszyn - 1st grade teacher

Lindsay Cyr - 1st grade teacher

Julie Skaff - 1st grade teacher's aide

Erika Kelley - 3rd grade teacher

Emily Chaffin - 4th grade teacher

Maddie Church - 4th grade teacher

Christy Beasley - moved to 5th grade teacher

Kaitlyn Goble - Academic Counselor

Emily Kuhn - Assistant to Administration

Kim Anderson - School Management and Reporting

Karyn Spaude - Human Resources and Finance

Kelly Spain - Secondary Office Assistant

Gina Harris - Data and Student Services

Attendance

As a reminder, please make sure you are contacting the office if your student is going to be absent, arriving late to school, or needing to leave early for any reason. We are asking that this contact happen prior to 9am to ensure the most accurate attendance records. It is important to please let us know your student's name, grade, and reason for absence along with the expected time of arrival or departure. If your student will be leaving with anyone other than a parent, please make sure that person is on your Family Portal approved pick up list and let them know to be prepared to show identification at the office.


Elementary families, please contact Jen Ramos, 248-668-7105 or jramos@warriorweb.org

Secondary families, please contact Kelly Spain, 248-668-7100 or kspain@warriorweb.org


Please make sure students arriving late to school check in at the office to get a pass before going to their classroom!


If your student needs to leave early, please make sure they are signing out at the office.

Secondary students are able to sign themselves out and meet their parent outside of Door A. Parents, please call the secondary office when you arrive to have your student walked out.

Elementary students must be signed out in person from the Elementary office.

Lunch Volunteers Needed!

Please consider earning your family service hours by helping out in the lunchroom. Please use this link to sign up:

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September Events

No School

Friday, Sep. 2nd, 8am to Monday, Sep. 5th, 3pm

NCA

No school - extended Labor Day holiday.

All School Chapel

Wednesday, Sep. 7th, 9am

BCC Worship Center

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Picture Day

Thursday, Sep. 8th, 8am

NCA

Curriculum Night

Thursday, Sep. 8th, 6-8:15pm

NCA Classrooms

This year, we have made a small change to accommodate families with both Elementary and Secondary students by starting Elementary classroom presentations at 6:00 pm and Secondary presentations at 6:30. Elementary parents will go directly to their child's classroom. Secondary parents will follow their student's Monday schedule. Schedules will be provided in the Secondary lobby outside of door A when you arrive.


Elementary families will have three opportunities to hear classroom information:

6:00-6:25

6:30-6:55

7:00-7:25


Secondary families will follow their student's Monday schedule. Bells will ring to alert families to move to the next class.:

1st hour 6:30-6:40

2nd hour 6:45-6:55

3rd hour 7:00-7:10

4th hour 7:15-7:25

5th hour 7:30-7:40

6th hour 7:45-7:55

7th hour 8:00-8:10

No School - Professional Development

Friday, Sep. 23rd, 8am-3pm

NCA

Family Farm Fun Day

Saturday, Sep. 24th, 4-6pm

48700 Geddes Road

Canton, MI

Join us at Real Life Day Camp & Farm in Canton, MI for hayrides, a petting farm, bonfire with hotdogs, smores, cider and donuts. Cost is $10/person. More information will be coming soon.

See You At the Pole

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 7:30am

NCA Flagpole off of 13 Mile

See You at the Pole is a nationwide annual event in which Christian students gather for prayer at their school’s flagpole to pray for their families, friends, churches, and communities. Parents are welcome to attend.
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First day of school photos!

Elementary Report Cards

This year, we will be implementing a new report card grading system for K-4th. The grades on report cards will show as the following:


P - Progressing as Expected

A - Approaching Expectations

NI - Needs Improvement

NA - Not Assessed


5th grade will remain as letter grades.


If you have any questions about the grading system, please contact Mrs. Stotler, dstotler@warriorweb.org.

Elementary September Events

NWEA Testing

Monday, Sep. 12th, 8am to Friday, Sep. 16th, 8am

NCA

During this week, Elementary students will participate in their first round of NWEA testing. More information will come from your child's classroom teacher.
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First day of school photos!

Secondary Retreats

Middle School, High School, and Senior retreats were a great success, praise the Lord! Huge thanks to Pastor Amanda and Pastor Julie for their leadership in these events an to all of our wonderful staff who helped with planning and execution. Pastor Tyler and Pastor Peter brought great messages to our students and really honed in on the theme of "honor" for the year. There were incredible times of worship and prayer and there was no question that the Lord's hand was on each and every activity. Great fun and bonding was had during team building activities and many wonderful memories were made.

Middle School Retreat Photos

High School Retreat Photos

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Secondary September Events

Please also check the Counseling Corner for additional important Secondary events!

Senior Class Parent Meeting

Wednesday, Sep. 14th, 5:30-7pm

This is an online event.

This meeting is very important for parents of seniors to attend. Information for all senior year events will be given. Zoom information will be emailed to senior families.

Senior Debut

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 10-11:30am

BCC Worship Center

Join us for our annual presentation of the Senior class. Anyone is welcome to attend!
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Counseling Department

The Counseling Department is happy to be a part of the monthly newsletter! We are blessed this year to have Mrs. Kaitlyn Goble join our counseling team alongside Mrs. Kathy Agrusa. The goal this year is to have a counselor in the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Counselors can be reached via email anytime.

Mrs. Agrusa's email is kagrusa@warriorweb.org

Mrs. Goble's email is kgoble@warriorweb.org

Welcome Kaitlyn Goble, M. Ed, School Counselor

Mrs. Goble earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies Secondary Education from Bowling Green State University and Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Liberty University. Mrs. Goble has worked as a Middle School and High School Social Studies teacher for four years, and a school counselor in the elementary, middle, and high school setting. Mrs. Goble and her husband Ronnie have two boys, Jackson and Hayes.

We have visited several classes in grades 6-12 this month, and will continue to visit the remaining grades through next week. We will periodically be sending emails with important information for your family.


11th graders will take the PSAT and 9th and 10th graders will take the Pre-ACT Test on Tuesday, October 25th. The 11th graders will be given a practice test to take home on September 6th.

Financial Aid Seminar

Monday, Sep. 26th, 7pm

This is an online event.

We are pleased to offer another virtual Financial Aid webinar with Mr. Mike Bink, Founder and President of Equivest Financial Advisors, LLC. For more information and to sign up, please use this Eventbrite link: Virtual College Funding Night - Novi Christian Academy Registration, Mon, Sep 26, 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Hope College Visiting NCA

Tuesday, Sep. 27th, 11:30am-12pm

NCA

Hope College will visit NCA on September 27th from 11:30-11:55. Hope will be the first of many colleges to visit NCA this fall! Students can get their lunch and visit the Hope College table to learn more about Hope from an Admissions Counselor! As a reminder, all Juniors and Seniors are required to visit at least three college tables throughout the year.

University of Michigan visiting NCA

Wednesday, Sep. 28th, 11:30am-12pm

NCA

The University of Michigan Ann Arbor will be visiting NCA on Wednesday, September 28th during lunch from 11:30-11:55. Students can get their lunch and bring it with them while they learn more about the University of Michigan. As a reminder, all Juniors and Seniors are required to visit at least three college tables throughout the year.
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Fall Athletics

Fall Athletics are already underway for the 2022-2023 school year. All Athletics forms and documents can be found in your Family Portal under Resource Documents.


High School Sports

For further details about try-outs/practices/game schedules, practice wear and teamsnap app permissions, please speak directly to your coach:


Middle School Sports

  • Girls MS Volleyball practices begin Tuesday, August 23rd. Practices will be held 3:30-5:00 PM in the gym on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. Please see attached for the preliminary schedule. More information may be obtained from Coach Jill Nelson, jnelson721@gmail.com;
  • Boys MS Soccer practices begin Tuesday, August 30th. Practices will be held 3:30-5:00 PM on the soccer field, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. Please see attached for the preliminary schedule. More information may be obtained from Coach Ryan Gilliam, rgilliam@brightmoorcc.org;
  • Girls & Boys MS Cross Country practices have already begun, but it is not too late to join! Middle school cross country practices will be 3:30-5:30 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. The team meets at the large playground adjacent to the soccer field to begun warmups. Please see the attached for the preliminary schedule. More information may be obtained from Coach Andrew Schmid, aschmid@ford.com and Coach Steve Schell, laughing-gravy@msn.com.


Fall game schedules can be found at www.ncawarriors.bigteams.com or on the school website www.novichristianacademy.org/Athletics.

Order NCA Spirit Wear

One way to support NCA athletics is to order NCA Spirit Wear. All items purchased with the circular NCA crest follow the NCA dress code guidelines and can be worn during the school day. Items purchased with NCA block logo or Warriors logo are only able to be worn on casual dress days. Use this link to purchase: Home | Novi Christian Academy (parrotwear.com)
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Upcoming October Events

More details to come in October!


October 8 - High school fall dance

October 11 - Oakland University visiting NCA

October 13 - Picture re-take day

October 14 - Cider and Donuts

October 17-20 - Book Fair

October 20 - Parent Teacher Conferences

October 21 - No School, Professional Development

October 24-28 - College Awareness Week

October 25 - PSAT and Pre-ACT Testing

October 27 - Open House